Details for First Methodist Church (Atlas Number 5251001741)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5251001741


Marker Number 1741
Atlas Number 5251001741
Marker Title First Methodist Church
Index Entry First Methodist Church
City Alvarado
County Johnson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 668105
UTM Northing 3586733
Subject Codes eccesiastical buildings; churches; Methodist (Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist) denomination
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 301 South Spear Street, Alvarado
Marker Size 14" x 9" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text Held early services in hall put up by Wm. Balch, who in 1851 founded Alvarado. First church built 1866, burned 1885. This Victorian building with spire and lancet windows, 1886-1887 annexes 1940, 1950, 1960. Still has original bell. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965